Plastic-like Jute material developed in Bangladesh

The main challenge in the large scale adoption of Sonali sheet is the relatively high cost of production which is almost double that of polythene.
Akarsh Phanindra

Updated: Jul 25, 2019 03:34:52 pm

25 July 2019 Current Affairs:Scientists in Bangladesh developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low cost biodegradable cellulose sheets named Sonali 
It is used to wrap material along with a carry bag. 
Mubarak Ahmad Khan Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) developed the new 'sonali' 
It denotes the physical qualities of the invented jute fibre and plastic are quite similar.
The Eco-friendly jute poly bags made up of Sonali can be used in garments and food packaging work.
The commercial production of these bags is likely to start by the year end. Government of Bangladesh approved 9 lakh dollars in April to help in large-scale production of these bags.
The main challenge in the large scale adoption of Sonali sheet is the relatively high cost of production which is almost double that of polythene. 

Bangladesh
Capital: Dhaka
Prime minister: Sheikh Hasina
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